the kiss

There we were - two people
and a lot of scenery.
Photo: Carter Scenic Reserve, New Zealand
Text: The beginning of 'The Kiss' 
by Elizabeth Nannestad (1956-)

tears and other tears

Tears are water, mucus and salt. 
But tears from sadness also have proteins 
that may release stress,
while tears from an open onion do not.
Photo: A container for shorn wool, Carterton, New Zealand


For eight hours, the four of us -
child, man, car, me. We stopped 
at a take-away called Fastlane.
Photo: Lunch in preparation in Hiroshima

before society

The words before this large one, 
I don't remember.
Photo: At Clareville showgrounds, New Zealand